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Nov 13, 2018 0

Celebrity Interview: Actress Haylie Duff Talks Thanksgiving Meals and Marriage

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Interview by Lori Bizzoco. Written by Courtney Shapiro

Between being a mom, an actress, and a blogger, Haylie Duff has her hands full.  With the holidays fast approaching, she needs to find recipes and meals that are quick and delicious for her family.

In our exclusive celebrity interview, we chat with Duff about her favorite Thanksgiving memories, while she gives us some great advice for preparing easy meals during this time of the year.

Celebrity Interview with Haylie Duff: Thanksgiving Dinner Advice, Family Traditions, and Life with Two Kids

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Nov 17, 2017 0

Love & Libations: Palate Pleasing Pairings & Celebrity Couple Inspiration for Thanksgiving Day

Posted In: Food, Relationship Experts, Yolanda Shoshana Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: Love & Libations: Palate Pleasing Pairings & Celebrity Couple Inspiration for Thanksgiving Day
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By Yolanda Shoshana

Thanksgiving is a time for spending with the ones who we love. That also means it’s a time when wine and cocktails are flowing to celebrate gratitude and the joy of being together. Here are some beverage ideas perfect for pairing with your Thanksgiving meal, whether you’re having a special date night with your partner or a dinner with your friends and family.

Related Link: Love & Libations: Autumn Date Night Ideas Inspired by Celebrity Red Wines

A great way to butter up your mother-in-law is with a bottle of bubbles. Slip her a bottle of Carlos Santana’s Supernatural Brut. The blend of Chardonnay and Pinot grapes is a creative collaboration between Mumm Napa and Santana. The aromas of apple, fig, and vanilla are signatures of the holidays. Mumm Napa is one of the best sparkling wine houses around, so she will probably hide the bottle to save it all for herself.

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Bring celebrity couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé to your Thanksgiving table by busting out a bottle of D’USSÉ. A lot of people think of Cognac as a drink for men, but women also love the brandy as well. Your relatives will be thrilled to indulge! Plus, if you aren’t married yet, maybe it’ll get you “marriage material” points. D’USSÉ has notes of caramel, spices, and honey that will excite your nose as well as your palate. Use the brandy to mix up some cocktail classics like a Sidecar or French 75, which go great with turkey, cranberries, and dressing. Above all else, Cognac is an elixir of love, mainly because it makes everybody feel good.

When you know that your partner digs Scotch, you can most certainly pair it with a Turkey Day feast. A good selection is Haig Club Scotch Whisky, a single grain scotch whisky in a striking blue bottle that is as posh as its British creators David Beckham and Simon Fuller. Think toffee and butterscotch notes with a short finish. Keep it simple by adding a touch of club soda to it to pair with dinner. If you still plan to serve wine with dinner versus the whisky, make a light Scotch-based cocktail as an aperitif to kick off the festivities.

Related Link: Celebrity Couple: David Beckham Shares Sweet Birthday Message for Wife Victoria

When your Thanksgiving meal is over, a perfect way to chill with your significant other or family and friends is by having an after-dinner drink such as a Limoncello. The Italian lemon liqueur is mainly produced in Southern Italy. While it’s slowly becoming more popular around the world, it’s the second most popular liqueur in Italy. Danny Devito’s Limoncello is the pick that will do the trick. Devito ended up getting into the Limoncello game after drinking far too many with George Clooney and showing up tipsy for an interview on The View. This is what you call turning lemons into Limoncello!

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Nov 17, 2017 0

Date Idea: Give Thanks to One Another

Posted In: Love, Weekend Date Ideas
Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Give Thanks to One Another
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By Melissa Lee

It’s that time of year again.  It’s time for family, friends, and slaving over a hot stove.

Are you a newlywed worried about preparing your first Thanksgiving dinner?  Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! Cupid’s got you covered, and you may be able to make this into a date idea.

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Nov 22, 2016 0

Tips For A Happy Friendsgiving—It’s Like Thanksgiving, But A Whole Lot Cooler

Posted In: Love, Relationship Advice Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: Tips For A Happy Friendsgiving—It’s Like Thanksgiving, But A Whole Lot Cooler
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By Kayla Garritano

Have you gotten an invitation yet to one of the hottest new trends for Thanksgiving? If you haven’t, you may very well be getting one soon. Skip date night and have a “Friendsgiving”—aka: a Thanksgiving celebration with friends. The big difference is you get to call all the shots and do it your own way. Friendsgiving can happen on Thanksgiving Day, but most people host them a few weeks before so they can enjoy both. Typically Thanksgiving with family is a traditional holiday and on the conservative, tame side (if you’ve had relatives fall asleep in the Lazy-Boy right after the meal, you’ll know what we’re talking about), but Friendsgiving can be anything you want! Now aren’t you excited to throw your own Friendsgiving?

These expert tips will help you make your Friendsgiving fun and festive:

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Nov 18, 2016 0

Date Ideas: Be Thankful (And Chefs) Together

Posted In: Dating, Weekend Date Ideas
Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Ideas: Be Thankful (And Chefs) Together
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By Erika Mionis. Updated by Josh Ringler

It’s that time of year again. It’s time for family, friends, and slaving over a hot stove. Are you a newlywed or a new couple and are worried about preparing your first Thanksgiving dinner?  Don’t worry, you’re not the only one!  Cupid’s got you covered.

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Nov 26, 2015 0

Dating Advice for Your First Thanksgiving as a Couple

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice for Your First Thanksgiving as a Couple
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By Abbi Comphel

Thanksgiving is an important family holiday. When you begin a new relationship and the holidays come around, you have to make the decision of what you are going to do. There are many options on Thanksgiving Day, and you should both talk about it and see what fits you best. Just remember, there will always be another Thanksgiving!

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Nov 16, 2015 0

Relationship Advice: How to Survive Thanksgiving with the In-Laws

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Relationship Advice: How to Survive Thanksgiving with the In-Laws
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By Mackenzie Scibetta

So you drew the short stick for the holidays this season. Thanksgiving will not be held at your loving, comfortable parents house, but rather you will be forced to put on your most convincing smile as you enter your in-laws home for the festivities. For the majority of us, venturing into in-law territory can be terrifying, stressful and impossibly frustrating. It’s an unavoidable nightmare that must be endured with charming comments, positive vibes and endless efforts of offering help. If you want to make it out alive to enjoy Christmas, then you better prepare to exert yourself.

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Nov 20, 2015 0

Weekend Date Idea: Celebrate a Week of Thanks

Posted In: Dating, Weekend Date Ideas
Cupid's Pulse Article: Weekend Date Idea: Celebrate a Week of Thanks
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By Emma L. Wells

Get into the Thanksgiving spirit early this year! On this weekend date idea, come up with a list of all the things and, more importantly, the people you’re thankful for in life. If you’re in the early stages of your relationship and love, this conversation can be a great way to get to know each other better.
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Dec 3, 2014 0

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Couple Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul Spend Their First Thanksgiving Together!

Posted In: Bachelor in Paradise, Celebrity Dating, Celebrity News, Reality TV
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Couple Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul Spend Their First Thanksgiving Together!
'Bachelor in Paradise' couple Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul spent Thanksgiving together. Photo courtesy of Lacy Faddoul's Instagram.

By Emily Meyer

The holidays are meant to be shared with the people you love, and for Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul, they did just that! According to Wetpaint.com, the Bachelor in Paradise couple spent their first Thanksgiving together in Faddoul’s home state of California. Both reality stars posted sweet pictures together on their Instagram accounts. Faddoul captioned one photo, “Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for those that love and support our little family. #family #friends #bachelornation.” Grodd then wrote, “Happy Thanksgiving Day from our family to yours! Hold your loved ones close #blessed #love #gobble.” From the background of the photos, we are guessing they were snapped in The Golden State, which also happens to be where the couple has been spending most of their time these days. This adorable pair seems to be powering through the holiday season joyfully!

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Dec 1, 2014 0

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello Celebrate Thanksgiving Together

Posted In: Celebrity Dating, Celebrity News
Cupid's Pulse Article: Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello Celebrate Thanksgiving Together
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello spent Thanksgiving together. Photo: Rocstar/CPR/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

By Jessica DeRubbo

Things seem to be getting serious for Modern Family star Sofia Vergara and Magic Mike XXL star Joe Manganiello! The pair celebrated Thanksgiving together and shared the pics to prove it on WhoSay over the weekend. According to UsMagazine.comthey spent the holiday with some members of Vergara’s family, and Vergara’s photo caption was, “Giving thanks for a beautiful year and my loved ones!! Happy thanksgiving!!!!”

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Nov 26, 2014 5

10 Ways to Give Thanks To Your Partner

Posted In: Love, Relationship Advice Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: 10 Ways to Give Thanks To Your Partner
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By Molly Jacob and Melissa Tierney

It’s that time of year to give thanks for all the good fortune we have in our lives.  Whether it be a successful career, good health or a great family, there’s no better way to celebrate Thanksgiving (or strengthen your relationship) than by acknowledging your partner, lover or spouse.  We tend to overlook the person who matters most to us, and that’s why we’ve come up with 10 ways that will show your sweetheart how grateful you are that they’re in your life:

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Nov 25, 2014 0

Exclusive Interview: Eric Berniker on Pirate’s Booty Float in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: “We’re Excited to Be a Part of That Family Tradition”

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Exclusive Interview: Eric Berniker on Pirate’s Booty Float in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: “We’re Excited to Be a Part of That Family Tradition”
Pirate's Booty unveiled their "Treasure Hunt" float at Macy's Studio. Photo: Mark Tully/Pirate's Booty

By Cortney Cordero

Each year, on the morning of Thanksgiving, many families around the country tune in to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year, the parade embarks on its 88th journey through the streets of Manhattan, but some floats are making this well-known trek for the first time. Pirate’s Booty, an American smart snack food company best known for their rice and corn puffs, is debuting their first float for the event, a pirate ship named the “Treasure Hunt” that measures 40 feet tall, 38 feet long, and 8 feet wide. …Don’t miss the rest! Click here for more.

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Nov 24, 2014 1

How Celebrities Celebrate Thanksgiving

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Cupid's Pulse Article: How Celebrities Celebrate Thanksgiving
Katie Holmes runs an annual turkey trot around Thanksgiving. Photo: CreditWCP/Javiles/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

By Meghan Fitzgerald and Molly Jacob

Thanksgiving is one of the most family-oriented holidays in the United States. Relationships strengthen as families come together in celebration. As fall has now arrived and the leaves have begun to fall, new romances blossom and couples gather at their family houses for a lovely meal. Even celebrities are getting in the spirit of the holiday. Find out how these celebrities celebrate Thanksgiving:

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Nov 19, 2014 0

Claire Robinson on Holiday Cooking: “You Have to Remember What Thanksgiving is All About”

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Celebrity Videos, Food, Love, Videos

Interview by Lori Bizzocco. Written by Shannon Seibert.

5 Ingredient Fix host Claire Robinson knows a thing or two about the fear of hosting Thanksgiving dinner and how to deal with it head on! Plus, she offers relationship advice that will heat up the kitchen this holiday in our exclusive interview with her .

Exclusive Interview: Claire Robinson’s Best Holiday Cooking Tips

“It stresses everybody out — the veterans are stressed too!” she says of holiday cooking. In our celebrity interview, the Food Network star advises us to forget the pressures of a full household and stick to the staples. “You have to remember what Thanksgiving is all about,” she shares in our celebrity video exclusive. “To me, that is the easiest way to get that pressure to start to release and enjoy your time in the kitchen a little more.”

Related Link: ‘Food Network’ Host Claire Robinson Says, “Food Is the Key to Passion”

Of course, we had to ask the chef about the best desserts for the Thanksgiving season too. “Pumpkin is always the classic, but put a little bit of chocolate in there,” the celebrity chef suggests.

Robinson also chatted  about a cause close to her heart: Unilever’s projectSunlight, which helps create a brighter future for children. “There’s one in five children in America actually struggling with hunger,” she reveals. “That’s 16 million children.” She encourages people to participate this holiday season by purchasing Unilever products; the proceeds will fund projectSunlight.

To keep up with Claire, follow her on Twitter @clairerobinson5.

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Nov 14, 2014 0

Date Idea: Give Thanks for Your Health

Posted In: Dating, Weekend Date Ideas
Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Give Thanks for Your Health
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By Shannon Seibert

While you may be tempted to feast this holiday season, you and your love can both benefit by choosing healthier options. As a pre-Thanksgiving weekend date idea, spend the weekend prepping for the holiday with healthy versions of your favorite meals and planning a winter workout regimen.

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Nov 29, 2013 2

Date Idea: Friendsgiving

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Friendsgiving
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By Kristin Mattern

Have a Friendsgiving! This weekend, instead of having a one-on-one date with your sweetie, make it a group night and set-up a belated Thanksgiving dinner. Invite your partner’s and your closest buddies over for a fun and social date night. This date idea comes with all the trimmings for a good time.

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Nov 27, 2013 0

Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: Navigate Thanksgiving Weekend

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: Navigate Thanksgiving Weekend
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By Kerri Sheehan

The holidays are a time for family and friends to get together and celebrate the best parts of life – so how come no one ever mentions the stress that comes with that? The instructions that came with the turkey say it needs to be basted every hour, but proper dinner conversation topics are rarely outlined. And, of course, there are tons of Black Friday promotions, but there are none that say specifically, “Grandma Margaret will love this!” CupidsPulse.com has gathered some of the best tips and advice from our partners to help you navigate your Thanksgiving weekend:

1. Give Thanks: Thanksgiving is about just that: giving thanks! Whether it’s your husband who helps you enjoy the simple things in life, your beautiful baby girl who will be celebrating her first Thanksgiving this year, or your employer who ensures that you have the funds to stay afloat, don’t forget to show your gratitude for everyone who enriches your life. (CelebrityBabyScoop.com)

Related Link: How Celebrity Couples Celebrate Thanksgiving

2. Easy Conversation: You can bet that almost everyone has suffered through one or two awkward Thanksgiving dinners. This holiday is a family affair, so there will likely be those of all ages at the table. Some of your relatives may have also invited new love interests. Here are five go-to dinner conversation topics to keep talk appropriate and fun. (GalTime.com)

3. Good Deals: Now that you’ve made it through Thanksgiving Day, it’s on to Black Friday! This is the ideal time to get some holiday shopping done, as many people have the day off from work and there will be some great discounts. Learning to weed through all of the promos will help you find the best deals. (GalTime.com)

4. Family Presents: After years of buying gifts for your entire family, you may be short on ideas of what will make their eyes widen. Really, how many times can you buy Aunt Mary a bathroom set, and how many cardigans does your mother need? Here are some unique gifts that your relatives will be sure to love. (YourTango.com)

Related Link: 5 Tips for Enjoying the Holiday Season

5. Gift Guide: Nothing shows how much you care like picking out the perfect gift for your boyfriend. If you do, he’ll know that you not only pay attention to what he likes but also that you listen when he talks about his love for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Green Bay Packers. With all of the Black Friday deals out there, let this gifting guide help you decide which presents will make your man the happiest. (YourTango.com)

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Nov 25, 2013 7

EXCLUSIVE: Kathy Hilton Gives Her Top Tips on Holiday Party Planning

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Cupid's Pulse Article: EXCLUSIVE: Kathy Hilton Gives Her Top Tips on Holiday Party Planning
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Interview by Lori Bizzoco. Editorial by Sarah Ribeiro.

Kathy Hilton is arguably one of the most glamorous and fabulous hostesses out there. As she explained to CupidsPulse.com in the past, her priorities lie with family and love — but her success in entertaining has made her incredibly popular. With the holiday season quickly approaching, we spoke to the socialite about her party planning skills.

Here are Hilton’s top tips for entertaining your friends and family during the holidays:

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Nov 22, 2013 1

5 Tips for Enjoying the Holiday Season

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Cupid's Pulse Article: 5 Tips for Enjoying the Holiday Season
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By Dr. Tranquility — Lydia Belton, PhD, Ct. H.A.

As someone who’s dating and marriage history would make the United Nations proud, I am all too aware that the holidays can add additional stressors to one’s search for love. You have to consider the integration of cultural differences as well as contrasting religious belief systems and traditions. After all, Christmas, Chanukah (Hanukkah), Kwanzaa, and many more important days overlap. It’s no surprise, then, that “the most wonderful time” is a great opportunity to create new memories and do some good for others. Whether you’re single, dating, or happily married, here are some basic tips for a happy holiday season:

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Nov 20, 2013 1

Reinventing Home for the Holidays

Posted In: Hope After Divorce Articles, Love, Relationship Experts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Reinventing Home for the Holidays
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By Joanne Pittman for Hope After Divorce

Home for the holidays for a divorced family doesn’t often fit into the Norman Rockwell picture-perfect moment mold. I recall my first Christmas as a divorced parent. First, there was the Christmas card photos — do we or don’t we?  Then, there was seeing the photos and knowing that the smiles just don’t look the same, fumbling for what “tidings of joy” I could muster up to include while writing the annual Christmas card “catch-everyone-up-who-we-don’t-see-very-often” letter.

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Nov 18, 2013 8

‘The Chew’ Host Carla Hall Talks About Thanksgiving Dinner and Date Night

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Celebrity Videos, Food, Love, Videos

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year and are tired of the same old marshmallow-covered sweet potato casserole, dried out stuffing, and gel-like gravy ladled over tough turkey, update your family’s traditional meal with tips from The Chew host Carla Hall. Follow her advice on how to put personal pizzaz into classic Thanksgiving dishes. With the cool weather and holiday season quickly approaching, Hall also provides dinner date ideas for those chilly winter evenings spent with your sweetie.

Related Link: ‘Top Chef’ Alum Richard Blais on Healthy Holiday Cooking

For more information on Hall, visit www.carlahall.com/.

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Nov 8, 2013 5

Date Idea: Get in the Game

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Get in the Game
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By Kristin Mattern

Nothing says November and Thanksgiving tradition like a friendly game of football with your sweetie. The two of you can throw around the old pigskin alone this weekend, or grab some family and friends for a game against other couples! Celebrate with drinks at a local spot or cuddle up for a football-themed movie at home. Get out there and tackle your way into love.

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Nov 28, 2012 0

Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest Spend Thanksgiving Weekend in Los Cabos

Posted In: Celebrity News, Celebrity Vacations
Cupid's Pulse Article: Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest Spend Thanksgiving Weekend in Los Cabos
Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough. Photo: GTRES/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

By Nic Baird

Media personality Ryan Seacrest and dancer Julianne Hough enjoyed their vacation in Mexico this weekend, according to People.  The couple took a romantic stroll, hand-in-hand, along a beach in Cabo San Lucas, Saturday. Despite a lavish Thanksgiving meal a few days earlier, Hough maintained her toned physique while sporting a bikini. On the other hand, Seacrest showed no skin in a hat, shirt, and shorts. The pair met in 2007, when the Dancing with the Stars and American Idol sets were across the hall from each other.

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Nov 28, 2012 0

Chloe Sevigny Goes on Pre-Thanksgiving Date with Mystery Man

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Chloe Sevigny Goes on Pre-Thanksgiving Date with Mystery Man
Chloe Sevigny. Photo: Juan Rico/Fame Pictures

By Nic Baird

Actress Chloë Sevigny had a romantic evening of drinks with a handsome man on Wednesday, a source tells People. The couple sat in front of a house and kissed. The Big Love alumna was wearing a fur coat, according to the onlooker, and sipped red wine. “[She] looked very smitten with her date.” The next night, Thursday, Sevigny spent Thanksgiving at celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem, New York.

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